Outreach Grants of $110,000

On June 19 the Vestry approved the recommendations made by the Outreach Grants Committee, chaired by Charlie Harris. Grants of $110,000 were made and will be distributed September 1 to the following ministries in our area which involve many volunteer opportunities as well. Applications this year totaled $228,660. These groups are carefully researched by our Outreach Committee before recommendations are made. Remarkable work is being done in so many places and we are happy to help keep these efforts going. Along with our gifts go our prayers for all those in need.


Absolutions Counseling Center                                                                            1,000

Aid to Inmate Mothers                                                                                            3,000

Alabama Writers Forum                                                                                        2,000

AMBUCS (providing mobility for the disabled)                                                1,000

Boys and Girls Club                                                                                              2,700

Brantwood Children’s Home                                                                               2,800

Bridge Builders (teen race relations)                                                                   1,500

Cancer Wellness Foundation                                                                                2,500

Capital Area Literacy Council                                                                                     500                           

Catholic Social Services (direct aid)                                                                     2,000

Child Protect (victims of abuse)                                                                          2,500

Children’s Center (for disabled young adults)                                                 2,000

Children’s Harbor (summer camp for special needs children)                     2,000

Compassion 21 (mentoring for inner city youth)                                              2,000

Dream Court (physical therapy for disadvantaged)                                          2,000

Envision 2020 – River Region Healthy Minds Network                                    1,500

Family Guidance/Center for Families (direct assistance)                                    1,700

Family Sunshine Center (victims of domestic violence)                                   2,000

Family Support Center                                                                                              750

First United Methodist Respite Ministry                                                             3,000

Floyd Food for Kids (weekend lunches)                                                               1,000

Friendship Mission Church (food, shelter, clothing)                                       3,500

Girls on the Run Mentoring Program                                                                  1,250

Hands On River Region (Volunteer and Information Center)                       1,000

Holy Cross Episcopal School Scholarship Fund                                             10,000

Hope Inspired Ministries (jobs for those coming out of prison)                     2,500

Hospice of Montgomery                                                                                            1,500                                                                                          

Kelcie’s Place (autistic teens)                                                                                2,000

Kid One Transport                                                                                                   1,000

Let God Arise Ministries (prison ministry)                                                           1,200

Lighthouse Counseling Center (substance abuse program)                         2,500

Medical Outreach Ministries                                                                                2,500

Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless                                                          1,500

Montgomery AIDS Outreach                                                                                2,000

Montgomery Area Council on Aging (Meals on Wheels)                             12,000   

Montgomery Christian School (scholarships for underprivileged)              1,500

Montgomery Education Foundation                                                                   2,000

Montgomery Humane Society                                                                             1,850

New Beginnings Education Center (tutoring)                                                    1,750

One Place Family Justice Center                                                                          1,000

Rebuilding Together (home repair for the needy)                                           3,000

Renascence (prison halfway house)                                                                  5,000

Resurrection Catholic Ministries                                                                         1,000

Roof Top Friends                                                                                                    1,500

Sawyerville Work Project (summer camp for needy youth)                          5,000

Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth – SAFY                                  1,500

The Fountain House                                                                                               1,000


In addition to these grants, our Annual Operating Budget provides the following amounts to other ministries beyond our walls: Covenant to the Diocese – $140,749; Seminaries – $13,423; Scholarships to seminarians – $2,000; Strategies to Elevate People (inner city ministries) – $1,500; Discretionary Funds (direct assistance) – $12,275; Baldwin Fund (direct assistance) – $18,000; Honduras Trip – $5,000; Family Promise (homeless families) – $12,000; Holy Cross Episcopal School – $40,000.


Our total outreach expenditures in 2017 will be $354,947, just under 20% of our annual budget. Your parish, through your generosity, continues to do remarkable work and more is still required of us. May all our efforts bring those in need closer to the hope offered through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Yours faithfully,

Robert C. Wisnewski, Jr.